Merry Everything!
(October 2017, Windy Hollow, $25.99, hard cover, 9781922081704)
CBCA Notable Book, 2018

It’s Christmas Eve and the world is buzzing with busy. There's baubles to hang, shimmer to drape and scrumptious treats to prepare. From deer baking gingerbread to elephants gobbling candy canes and ducks snapping crackers, join these adorable creatures as they celebrate the togetherness that is Christmas.

This picture book, by an award-winning duo, features penguins in Antarctica, lions in Africa, pandas in the bamboo forests of China, whales in the deep blue sea and many more faunal friends--wrapping gifts, singing carols, decorating burrows, and watching the sky for that man in red.

Beginning on Christmas Eve and ending on Christmas night, this poignant story with lyrical text and whimsical illustrations, is one to treasure. It reminds us that no matter where we are in the world, this special time of year brings friends and family together as one.

McCartney’s matchless ability to appeal to little readers all over the world is reaching legendary status. Merry Everything epitomises this in the most deliriously dreamy way. Racklyeft’s illustrations are sweeter than a plate of choc cherry balls and just as enticing. Love Love Love this. - Boomerang Books

Each page shines with a love of this season, and Tania's words drip from the tongue like brandy down the side of a plum pudding. Jess has created an adorable collection of creatures, from bees and bears to whales and wombats, each busy preparing for and celebrating the season. Heartwarming, joyful and visually evocative, this is sure to become a family treasure. - Kids' Book Review

Merry Everything! is an utterly joyous celebration packaged in a magical wrapping of scrumptious words and pictures to create all kinds of warm and fuzzies. Naturally! It’s one of my favourite creative combinations; Tania McCartney and Jess Racklyeft. - Boomerang Books

Merry Everything stars in Carillon City Christmas Promo

Hip Hip Hooray!

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